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, lester holt meets a man who is helping to keep the peace. ♪ >>> accused craigslist killer, phillip markoff is dead, an apparent suicide. his body was found in his jail cell in boston. a former medical student, he was awaiting trial on charges of killing a masseuse he met through the online classified ad site. >>> in chicago, a 16-year-old girl was shot last night and seriously wounded in a park, another grim statistic in what has been a very tough year since a teenager was beaten to death there last september. chicago streets have become a battlefield. and the casualties are kids. lester holt takes us to the chicago streets where teens are often armed and dangerous. >> from last september, to this past june, 218 chicago students were shot. 31 were killed. not in schools, but on the streets of chicago. even hardened locals say the killing has to stop. derrick brown, aka shotgun, used to rule his west side neighborhood as a gang leader. who would defend this area? >> me. who would protect it, me. who would start the trouble, me. who would win the battles, me. >> now, after spending m
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" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian, who is on assignment tonight. a historic ruling from a federal judge in california. the judge struck down a provision called proposition 8 which bans marriage between same-sex couples. this is the first time any federal court has ever ruled on whether a state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the u.s. constitution. and tonight the judge says, yes, it does. it's almost certain this case will end up in the united states supreme court. but tonight nbc's george lewis has some of the reaction live in los angeles. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight proponents of same-sex marriage are celebrating the fact that for the first time ever a federal judge has said a ban on such marriages is unconstitutional. opponents say they will appeal. outside the courthouse in san francisco, a group of same-sex marriage supporters cheers the news. >> this is a historic day. this is a great victory for us. >> reporter: the ruling comes in a legal battle launched by two gay coup
tonight. i'm lester holt. history was made in this country today when the senate confirmed elena kagan to the u.s. supreme court. once she's sworn in this weekend, she'll become the current court's third woman member and the fourth ever named. tonight president obama calls kagan's confirmation an affirmation of her character and her temperament. still, today's confirmation vote fell largely along party lines, seen by many as another symbol of washington's ever-deepening partisan divide. nbc's kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill with more. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. when you look at today's vote, you can see history. justice kagan will give women a greater voice, making up one-third of the court and you can see politics. five republicans crossed over to support kagan while one democrat was among the no votes. >> the tally is 63-37. the nomination is confirmed. >> reporter: elena kagan did get five fewer votes than sonia sotomayor last summer, but the number that really excited democrats is three. ginsburg, sotomayor and kagan. >> three women will serve togeth
good evening. i'm lester holt. brian is on assignment. we want to begin here with a question millions of jobless and frustrated americans are asking tonight, what will it take to get companies to start hiring again? the question took on even greater urgency today with word the economy shed more than 130,000 jobs last month leaving the unemployment rate stuck at 9.5%. the news tonight is casting an ominous cloud over the future of the nation's economic recovery. nbc's lee cowan leads us off this evening with a painful reality for americans who are still pounding the pavement for work but coming up empty. >> reporter: for the unemployed, it is an economic broken record, 14 million americans were still hunting for work in july. for the last year and a half, stephanie carlino has been sending out a resume almost every single day. the light at the end of the economic tunnel just seems further and further away. >> it will come. it has to come. we are all due for a break on some level, i really believe that. >> reporter: the private sector did add jobs in july but only 71,000 of them. compar
i'm lester holt reporting from i'm lester holt reporting from new york, good night, everyone. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> right now at 4:30 a fire burned several townhouses in san jose leaving nearly two dozen people without a home tonight. we also have new information about the dog that was stabbed after a bizarre attack at a popular bay area park. >>> and a trial starts this week involving a former reverend who performed same-sex weddings. we have a change coming up in weather and it has air quality officials issuing a warning for the first time this year. the news starts right now. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us for the special edition of the news. we're on a half hour early, of course, because of the 49er preseason game starting at 5:00. we begin tonight in the south bay where about 20 people are out of their homes after an apartment fire. the fire started shortly after 10:00 this morning in the evergreen neighborhood. two townhouses were destroyed and another damaged. here's the latest for us. >> reporter: hey, diane. two of the homes were gutted b
this break, lester holt will pay a visit to the mississippi coast, flattened by the storm, still fighting these days to come back. >>> also, what we're watching tonight as part of this hurricane season. the storm that's already affecting a lot of the east coast. i do remember sitting down with my boys, and i'm like, "oh, promise mommy you'll never ever pick up a cigarette." and brian looked at me at eight years old and said, "promise me you'll quit." i had to quit. ♪ my doctor gave me a prescription for chantix, a medication i could take and still smoke, while it built up in my system. [ male announcer ] chantix is a non-nicotine pill. that stays with you all day to help you quit. in studies, 44% of chantix users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment, compared to 18% on sugar pill. it's proven to reduce the urge to smoke. ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. and find out how you can save money on your prescription at chantix.com. some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping ch
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening everyone, i'm lester holt in for brian williams. we begin with a developing story from the gulf of mexico where just a few hours ago, the process to kill the oil well got underway. it seems hard to believe that after 105 days billions of barrels of oil leaked into the sea and engineers are counting on mud to do the trick. anne thompson joins us from louisiana with late details, anne. >> reporter: the news fishermen here in the marina wanted to hear came late this afternoon, the static kill is underway, and it could take two and a half days to complete. it's been a 106-day journey from explosion to death to disaster. the three-month assault of oil in the gulf destroying wildlife and livelihood. bp attempted many different solutions. >> trouble in the gulf as the latest attempt to stop the oil leak fails. >> reporter: a frustrating, strange string of names. >> for days, crews have been pumping heavy fluids into the leaking well in an operation called top kill. >> reporter: outlandish devices like this four-story containment
begins now. nbc-universal television aid fory >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian, who is on assignment tonight. we begin with a chilling follow-up to yesterday's workplace shooting rampage in connecticut. it is a dramatic 911 call made from inside the business as an employee who had just been forced to resign began shooting his co-workers one by one. police in manchester are now saying that man, truck driver omar thornton, had methodically planned his attack, even stashing the weapons he eventually used to murder eight of his co-workers and to take his own life. tonight the voice of a wounded survivor who managed to call police is providing a running account of the rampage as it happened. nbc's peter alexander has our report. >> 911. >> i need to talk to -- hartford distributors, there's a shooting somebody got shot. >> when steve hollander called police early tuesday morning, the company vice president was already a survivor. grazed by two gunshots, one in the jaw. >> i'm bleeding all over the place. >> okay. how many people got shot? >> i don't know. >> okay. you don
, this is "today," with lester holt and jenna wolfe. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we live here in new york city. sometimes there's lots of traffic and we look out the window and we're oh, no, no, no. can you imagine driving down the road and see what this guy saw and still had the wherewithall to use the camera. >> that's what i said this morning when the alarm went off. we're in the news business, about capturing these pictures but to stand there and watch that and record that, you never know which way they're coming and they move a lot quicker. >> than you think. >> we're learning more this morning about the ambush in afghanistan. friends and family now mourning the six americans that were shot and killed by the taliban. one of the victims, dr. tom little, was an op tom frist upstate new york. in a few minutes, we'll speak with a man who knew him well, his friend and pastor. >> also ahead, wild weather. we talked about this in the open, the enormous tornado that was caught on tape on
. >> obviously we have a lot to get to. let's get inside with lester holt who is inside standing by at the news desk with a check of all the headlines. hi, lester. >>> all eyes are on earl as the powerful hurricane churns across the caribbean this morning on a path that could threaten the u.s. east coast by midweek. hurricane danielle has moved away from the mainland but not before leaving powerful waves and rip currents in its path. one surfer was killed by the powerful waves in florida over the weekend. >>> today engineers remove the temporary cap from the busted oil well in the gulf of mexico. crews can then begin the process of lift willing that failed blow-out preventer from the sea floor which is key to figuring out what caused the april explosion. this is important. officials say they do not expect oil to begin rushing again once that cap is removed. >>> an american watchdog group has found the u.s. has wasted some $5 billion on abandoned or incomplete projects in iraq. but the agency says the u.s. has spent $53 billion on reconstruction projects so far and that there are many success st
for hope. peter alexander, nbc news, new york. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today" then back here tomorrow evening. "today" then back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. we have breaking news out of san francisco right now. residents of three apartment buildings in the north beach neighborhood are being evacuated because
the broadcast live from new orleans tomorrow night. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. see you tomorrow morning on "today." see you tomorrow morning on "today." good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
differently telling pollsters it's going much slower. nbc's lester holt reported on katrina in the immediate after math and now he's back to check on life for katrina survivors five years later. >> reporter: it was a big storm, but it was a little voice that reminded us it didn't have to be this bad. >> we just need some help out here. it is so pitiful. >> reporter: at nine, charles evans along with thousands of others trapped at the new orleans convention center by floodwaters gave voice to the manmade disaster born of katrina. >> katrina just seemed like a scary movie to me that i would never want to watch again. >> reporter: the opening scene is the day before katrina hits. >> the storm has increased. >> reporter: mayor ray nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of new orleans. >> this is a threat that we've never faced before. >> reporter: most left, but many wouldn't or couldn't. the superdome they were told was a shelter of last resort. early monday, katrina strikes a heavy blow to the louisiana coast as a category 4 storm. but the eye just misses new orleans. the big easy is hurting, bu
father's mission." >> good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt in for ann curry. it was a week dominated by news about afghanistan. general stanley mcchrystal, the commander of u.s. forces there, was fired. there were increasing questions about the military's counterinsurgency strategy and new criticism of the karzai administration. but nothing brings home the pain and complexity of afghanistan more than stories of our soldiers who were fighting there. for one platoon, a bloody battle in a remote eastern valley took a terrible toll. now the families of the soldiers who died there have taken on an emotional mission of their own to find out what really happened and who should be held accountable. here's nbc's chief foreign accountable. here's nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> when you send your son off to war, you expect that they'll get everything that this great country can give them to protect them. >> this situation was pure recklessness. you just have to say, this is wrong. >> bad things happen i
-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. after weeks of planning by them and weeks of guessing what they planned by us, chelsea clinton is officially married. >> it's amazing how little we knew going in but a lot of things added up as expected. from what we've seen the event lived up to the hype. it happened under blue skies and a very romantic no-fly zone. chelsea clinton escorted by her father, the former president. in a statement her parents said they watched the wedding with great pride and overwhelming emotion and could not have asked for a more perfect day. let's get down to the nitty-gritty. what they wore is important to a lot of folks. >> here we go. chelsea wore a strapless silver-studded gown by vera wang. her mother, secretary of state hillary clinton, wore a fuchsia dress by oscar de la renta. after weeks of rumors, speculation and intrigues, who was on the guest list and what was it like inside those tents? we'll find out in just a bit. >> the guys wore black tuxes. >>> we'll talk about the latest from t
>>> welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. >> i road the storm out in louisiana, but then we got word that it looked like new orleans had been spared. then we went to mississippi where there was just flattened community after community. then, of course, within a day we heard that levees had been breached and another tragedy unfolded. in new orleans on the gulf coast people were remembering what was lost and where they were five years ago. we're going to devote a good deal of our first half hour to katrina and its tbing impact. i saw that impact when i spent some time in the gulf this past week both in louisiana and mississippi. catching up with some of the people i met five years ago and getting a firsthand look at how the region is doing. >>> we're also going to talk with brian williams this morning. five years ago he road out the storm in the super goem dome and stayed on to bring us so many stories from new orleans. later today he has an exclusive interview with president obama who is making his way down to the city this morning.ç >>> plus, there's big curre
" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. i have to tell you, i am really freaked out about bedbugs. they wanted to scare me, i am scared. >> a lot of people are and they're turning to dogs like this one we have in the studio this morning that are trained to sniff out bedbugs. we're told if they get a hit they will sit down. >> don't sit. stand. keep standing. >> we're hoping this dog stays on his feet. >> i hope that dog never sits down. >> we have a lot of question for the handler of the dog. the dog won't be answering. >> may answer, never know. >> we are going to taub about the massive egg recall as eggs continue to be pulled off the shelves officials still trying to pinpoint the actual source of contamination and figure out how so many tainted eggs, more than a half billion now, made it into the food supply. we'll get the very latest just ahead. >>> meanwhile, president obama continued his ten-day vacation in martha's vineyard getting in golf and family time. but some big challenges await him when he returns including the official end of combat in iraq. and the start of the so-
for by nbc-universal television ♪ >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a sunday, i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we've been talking about it all day, it's hard to believe it's been five years. >> i was riding it out in la larks then we heard about flattened commune after community, and in a day we heard levees had been breached and another tragedy unfolded. in new orleans, along the gulf coast, people are remembering what of lost and where they were five years ago. we're going to devote a good deal of the first half-hour to katrina and its continuing impact. i saw that impact when i spent time in the gulf this past week, both in louisiana and mississippi. catching up with some of the people i met five years ago and getting a firsthand look at how the region is doing. >>> we're also going to talk with brian williams this morning. five years ago he rode out the storm in the superdome and stayed on to bring us so many stories from new orleans. later today he has an exclusive interview with president obama, who's making his way down to the city this morning. >>> plus, there's so
's nbc "nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. i will see you tomorrow morning on "today." and then right back here tomorrow evening. and then right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
. lester holt will be here with you this weekend. i'm brian williams. we hope to see you right back here on monday evening. in the meantime, have a good weekend. in the meantime, have a good weekend. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
and the minnesota vikings taking on the san francisco 49ers. i'm lester holt reporting from new york, good night, everyo.
. >>> that is "nbc nightly news" for this saturday night. i'm kate snow reporting from new york. for lester holt and all of us here at nbc news, thanks for watching. here at nbc news, thanks for watching. have a great night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
's our broadcast for this tuesday night, thank you for being with us. i'm lester holt in for brian williams, we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
ward in new orleans. lester holt will be here with you tomorrow night. i'll be reporting from here and we all hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. we all hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
ninth ward of new orleans. lester holt will be with you tomorrow night. i'll be reporting from here. we both hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. have a good weekend. back here tomorrow evening. have a good weekend. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> breaking news. look at this photo. a felon in a getaway car, a car he allegedly stole at gun point moments after he allegedly shot a police officer. the officer is expected to survive. >>> and this is a picture of the suspect. he's identified as 20-year-old andrew barrientos. >> that shooting happened on
coming up. >>> we have a lot to get to. lester holt has been kind enough to take in on a monday morning and take over the news desk. >>> hello again, everybody. hurricane earl is strengthening the caribbean and is tracking a path very close to the east coast of the u.s. it could pose a threat as early as wednesday. meantime, hurricane danielle is weakening as it moves away from the u.s. but it left behind dangerous rip currents up the atlantic coast over the weekend. dozens of people had to be rescued from the rough waters. one surfer died in florida. >>> president obama is back in washington planning for his second oval office address on iraq tomorrow night. on sunday the president marked the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina in new orleans. touring a new housing project. residents remembered the day by holding marches, tossing wreaths into a river, and going to church. >>> it was a close call for a new york city subway rider this weekend. a woman fell onto the tracks just as a 370-ton train was pulling into a fifth avenue station. luckily a quick thinking subway driver spotted he
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